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Problem vs. Situation

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Problemnoun

A difficulty that has to be resolved or dealt with.

‘She's leaving because she faced numerous problems to do with racism.’;

Situationnoun

The way in which something is positioned vis-à-vis its surroundings.

‘The Botanical Gardens are in a delightful situation on the river bank.’;

Problemnoun

A question to be answered, schoolwork exercise.

Situationnoun

The place in which something is situated; a location.

Problemnoun

A puzzling circumstance.

Situationnoun

Position or status with regard to conditions and circumstances.

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Problemadjective

(of a person or an animal) Difficult to train or guide; unruly.

Situationnoun

The combination of circumstances at a given moment; a state of affairs.

‘The United States is in an awkward situation with debt default looming.’;

Problemadjective

Causing a problem; problematic; troublesome.

Situationnoun

A position of employment; a post.

Problemnoun

A question proposed for solution; a matter stated for examination or proof; hence, a matter difficult of solution or settlement; a doubtful case; a question involving doubt.

Situationnoun

A difficult or unpleasant set of circumstances; a problem.

‘Boss, we've got a situation here...’;

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Problemnoun

Anything which is required to be done; as, in geometry, to bisect a line, to draw a perpendicular; or, in algebra, to find an unknown quantity.

Situationnoun

Manner in which an object is placed; location, esp. as related to something else; position; locality site; as, a house in a pleasant situation.

Problemnoun

a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved;

‘she and her husband are having problems’; ‘it is always a job to contact him’; ‘urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog’;

Situationnoun

Position, as regards the conditions and circumstances of the case.

‘A situation of the greatest ease and tranquillity.’;

Problemnoun

a source of difficulty;

‘one trouble after another delayed the job’; ‘what's the problem?’;

Situationnoun

Relative position; circumstances; temporary state or relation at a moment of action which excites interest, as of persons in a dramatic scene.

‘There's situation for you! there's an heroic group!’;

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Problemnoun

a question raised for consideration or solution;

‘our homework consisted of ten problems to solve’;

Situationnoun

Permanent position or employment; place; office; as, a situation in a store; a situation under government.

Problemnoun

a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcome

‘the problem of ageism in Hollywood’; ‘they have financial problems’;

Situationnoun

the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time;

‘the present international situation is dangerous’; ‘wondered how such a state of affairs had come about’; ‘eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation’;

Problemnoun

a thing that is difficult to achieve

‘motivation of staff can also be a problem’;

Situationnoun

a condition or position in which you find yourself;

‘the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils’; ‘found herself in a very fortunate situation’;

Problemnoun

denoting or relating to people whose behaviour causes difficulties to themselves and others

‘practitioners help families develop strategies for managing problem behaviour in teens’; ‘a problem family’;

Situationnoun

a complex or critical or unusual difficulty;

‘the dangerous situation developed suddenly’; ‘that's quite a situation’; ‘no human situation is simple’;

Problemnoun

an inquiry starting from given conditions to investigate or demonstrate a fact, result, or law.

Situationnoun

physical position in relation to the surroundings;

‘the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides’;

Problemnoun

a proposition in which something has to be constructed.

Situationnoun

a job in an organization;

‘he occupied a post in the treasury’;

Problemnoun

(in chess) an arrangement of pieces in which the solver has to achieve a specified result.

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